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How to enlarge without loosing image quality

 
bokehchicago
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Aug 18, 2014 13:01 |  #1

Hi guys - I captured some photos of airplanes during an airshow. Using my 70-200 at 200, i was able to focus and capture some nice photos.

However, the planes are small. If i enlarge, i loose quality.

What way can I try to actually enlarge and still get decent image quality?

Any help is appreciated.


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Aug 18, 2014 13:28 |  #2

Photoshop can upsize but OnOne's Perfect Resize is highly rated - http://www.ononesoftwa​re.com/products/resize​8/ (external link)

You can download a fully functional trial for 30 days and see if it works.

No matter what the software, a lot depends on how heavy your crop is, how much you have to upsize...


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Aug 18, 2014 16:30 |  #3

Photoshop is good up to 4x, with the preserve details option.
Perfect Resize is better above that.




  
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Aug 18, 2014 23:27 as a reply to  @ Merlin_AZ's post |  #4

I used Perfect Resize for a couple of projects. It worked very well. I would def recommend it.


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Aug 19, 2014 03:41 |  #5

Bokehchicago, the unanswered question is how much you want to enlarge and what size you want to print. Let's say you crop really drastically, 50% from each side, reducing your 22 Mp image to only around 5.5 Mp. For an 8x10 you need only 7.2 Mp, not much of an enlargement. But for a 12x18 you need 19.5 Mp, almost back up to your original - IOW, a 2X linear enlargement which PS and LR can do fine. For a 16x24 you need 34.5 Mp, a 5.5 enlargement from your crop and enough to justify the cost of Perfect Resize if you will use it a lot, can write it off as a business expense or pass it on to the client.


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